Friday, January 15, 2010

“To Him Who Overcomes” 1-15-10

Good morning, Lord Jesus. I invoke the power and the glory of Your name with the first thoughts of my mind and the first words of my mouth now in these first moments of my day. … “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life…. I will give you the crown of life…. (And you) shall not be overcome by the second death…. I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it…. I will give power over the nations…. and I will give him the morning star….. (I will clothe him) in white garments, and I will not blot out his name before My Father and before His angels…. I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name…. I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 2:17-3:22, NKJV). O Lord, open my ears to hear what Your Spirit is saying to Your Church for this hour, for this new year of this new season, for this generation of all generations of the history of the earth. You chose us to be alive in this generation of all generations. And You have called us to be overcomers—to overcome the darkness of these days, the darkness of the nature our own hearts in the areas not yet fully surrendered to the Lordship of Christ, and the darkness of the hearts of those who never will. You have called us to be victorious, “more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37, NKJV). We overcome the darkness because You have made us “strong with all the strength that comes from (Your) glorious power, (that we may) be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled (us) to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. (You have) rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of (the) beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (through His blood)” (Colossian 1:11-14). “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death” (Revelation 12:10-12, NKJV). By the grace of God, by the power of the blood of the Lamb, we will overcome, we will endure, we will be more than conquerors in Christ Jesus over all the powers of darkness. This year we will see mighty victories of the Lamb and His legions of worshippers and warriors who fearlessly go forth into the battles You set before us, knowing the victory is already won for the battles already belong to the Lord. But we will go from victory to victory as we overcome. We cannot be overcomers unless we are willing to advance against the challenges we are commissioned to overcome. So let us not hold back in doubt or fear in the challenges we face in the present. Let us not grow complacent to rest in the victories or discouraged by what seemed to be losses of the past. And let us not be worried about the consequences of boldly confronting the powers of darkness that threaten the inheritance of our future. Let us arise and go forth! Let us “Arise and shine, for (our) Light has come! And the glory of the Lord has risen upon (us). For behold the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over (us) and His glory will be seen upon (us)!” (Isaiah 60:1-2). Yes, Lord. We will overcome! This will be the year of the overcomers! And we will enter into the reward of our inheritance in You, all the promises You have declared “to him who overcomes”—all by Your grace and by the power of Your name. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays My friend, I pray for you to be an overcomer, more than a conqueror this year in the name of Jesus. As the Lord empowers you to patiently endure, now that He is maturing you so He can advance you in His victories in your life and in the earth as His kingdom comes and His will is done on earth as it is in heaven. God bless you! Messiah Ministries will be leading again the 3rd Annual Greater Lexington Strategic Prayer Summit the weekend of January 22-23, 2010, hosted at Church of the Savior on Brannon Road. Together we will seek the Lord for His vision for our city and region this year, joining in prayer, praise, and proclamation, and hearing from the leaders, intercessors, and watchmen on the wall of our city and Central Kentucky, Bluegrass region (Margaret Therkelsen, Jim Stone, Tom Monroe, and others). Rob Poindexter and many worship teams from across our region will lead us in prophetic worship and praise throughout the weekend. Come join us if you can and join with us in prayer if you can't. I pray for unity and awakening of the Body of Christ and the City-wide Church in your region as well, as the army of the arises to advance the Kingdom of God in our generation. For details, contact Marilyn at: Please spread the word! January 27-30, 2010 -The Fountain School of Spiritual Ministry- Level I Come Join us for focused time of teaching, mentoring, discipleship, personal ministry, equipping, worship and prayer led by Tommy Hays and our teaching team of experienced prayer ministers. We will study and experience a Biblical perspective of the ministry of healing and wholeness of spirit, soul and body, and apply the foundational principles of the Kingdom of God for prayer ministry. The course combines dynamic classroom teaching in a small group setting with personal hands-on experience as students receive personal ministry and are guided in ministry for others. For more information or to Register On-Line for The Fountain School of Spiritual Ministry, Click Here: Information/RegisterSchoolOfMinistryLevelOne or contact Marilyn Walker at Scholarships are available as much as possible to that all may attend. Please spread the word! Come to The Fountain! This Friday Night January 15th at 7PM, the 3rd Friday Night of every month, for our Messiah Ministries monthly gathering for prayer, praise, and healing worship. Led by Messiah Ministries and hosted at Centenary United Methodist Church, 2800 Tates Creek Rd.; Lexington, Kentucky. Come drink deeply from The Fountain of Living Waters as we worship Jesus in the freedom of His Holy Spirit. Laura Beach will be leading in Prayer and Jeff Green will be leading in Worship. All are welcome and spread the word! Contact Marilyn Walker, our Dir. of Ministries for details 859-317-1591 or DirOfMinistries@aol.clom February 20, 2010 A Day Apart - Women's Ministry Event, for Women of Faith Friends, I want to encourage to come to this spiritual renewal event led by Laura Beach (Spiritual Director of Equipping Lydia Ministries in association with our ministry) and hosted by Aldersgate Renewal Ministries at their home base near Nashville, Tennessee. Click HERE for more information. 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